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New Demand for Asian Carp Could Help Our Waterways
Posted on: 06/29/18

Carp are fun to shoot with a bow; now they're also a hot commodity–for those who know how to market them. In Two Rivers Fisheries in Kentucky it’s morbidly satisfying to watch silver carp being fed to a band saw. Especially...

Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers to Improve Hunting Success
Posted on: 06/21/18

Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips from Ducks Unlimited could help. First, Avoid Foul Weather Fowl-ups - Duck caller reeds sometimes freeze or stick in frigid weather. Prevent gum-ups by using a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel that's made to deter rain, snow and ice buildup on windshields. A few drops rubbed on...

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California SHARE Program to Offer Wild Pig, Waterfowl and Upland Bird Hunts this Fall
Posted on: 08/14/18

The California (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for hunting on properties in Colusa, Merced, Santa Barbara and Solano counties this fall. The Share Program will offer deer, quail, dove, pheasant, waterfowl and wild pig hunts. Hunters with a valid California hunting license may...

Georgia 2018 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens Aug 15
Posted on: 08/14/18

Beginning August 15, 2018, and lasting through February 28, 2019, Gerogia hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter. Georgia’s wildlife management areas (WMA) offer access to nearly one million acres of hunting opportunity, and squirrel hunting is allowed on... READ MORE

Georgia 2018 Early Teal Season Starts Sept. 8 - Review Hunt Plans and Locations
Posted on: 08/14/18

Early teal season is the first opportunity of the year for waterfowl hunters to get out in the field, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This year, early teal season is Sept. 8–23, 2018, with a daily limit of 6 teal. In addition...

Tips for Quail Hunting in Georgia
Posted on: 08/14/18

Quail hunting in Georgia, or anywhere else for that matter, is going to require a lot of preparation, planning, and patience on your part. It also requires boots on the ground, so get out there and scout! There are not too many public places in Georgia where you can find wild birds. Pen-raised birds are what you can expect in commercial operations but...

Michigan Sets New Deer Hunting Regulations to Help Fight CWD
Posted on: 08/14/18

The Michigan DNR Commission recently approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The approved deer hunting regulations, which will be in effect for the 2018 deer seasons unless noted otherwise, include...

Minnesota Invites Public to Attend Deer Open Houses
Posted on: 08/14/18

Anyone interested in deer can talk with area wildlife managers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at meetings scheduled across the state meant to encourage discussions about deer and deer management, enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication. In addition...

South Dakota Going Paperless for Fall Turkey and Mountain Lion Applications
Posted on: 08/14/18

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently announced that they will not distribute printed hunting applications for the upcoming fall turkey and mountain lion seasons due to the decreased demand for paper applications. In addition...

WDFW seeks Public Input on Blue Mountains Elk Herd Plan
Posted on: 08/14/18

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments through Sept. 15 on a draft plan for future management of the Blue Mountains elk herd in southeastern Washington. The draft plan for the herd is posted on WDFW’s website. State wildlife managers will also accept comments on the draft plan at two public meetings at...

Wyoming to Hold 2018 NAFA Eagle Falconry Meet in October
Posted on: 08/14/18

The 2018 NAFA Eagle Falconry Meet is being held in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Meet begins Monday October 8 and ends Saturday October 13. This International Meet is being organized by NAFA's Eagle Committee and the International Eagle Austringer's Association (IEAA). Each day will be dedicated to hunting in the Rock Springs area. Meet registration is required for everyone attending. Registration includes...